With no gamer in Taiwan surprised, publisher Gameflier recently announced Ragnarok Online 2 will be shutting down. However, all character data will be transferred to the global English server under WarpPortal starting 2 April. Calling this a “server merge” rather than termination, Gameflier claimed the publishing contract with Gravity has “ended”, just a few months since opening in June 2014.
This data transfer was also done for the SEA server in September 2014. Developer Gravity has actually closed the Korean server of Ragnarok Online 2 way back in November 2013, promising updates for the overseas servers. A web games studio in China recently signed the game (below), but I guess it was a “free gift” along with the rights to develop mobile games based on the Ragnarok IP.